Today Is Intended To Point To THAT Day

By faith [Moses] left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. (Hebrews 11:27)

If you hook your happiness, join your joy, or peg your purpose on today, you will miss the beauty, majesty, and promise of that day when you arrive in glory. Far too many of God’s people live like today is all there is. They live like this life is all that matters. Everything they think, do, say, and desire is intended to turn today into the promised paradise it was never intended to be after the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden. This sin-stained world, which is filled with sin-scarred people, will never satisfy the deepest longings of our sin-seared hearts, no matter how hard we try to make it so. And that is a good thing!

Today is not the destination. Today is simply the preparation for that day when we cross the Jordan and enter into our eternal rest. Today will never be the paradise we long for. Today will never meet us in our deepest place of need. Today will never give us the meaning and significance we so deeply desire. And that is a good thing too! When we see today as a preparation, not a destination, we will be able to live fully in the here and now, receiving whatever God sends our way. We will understand that the good, the bad, and the ugly are all part of God’s perfect plan and purpose in preparing us for entrance into our Promised Land. This is what I call “living with a Moses mentality” as we make our way to paradise.

By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. (Hebrews 11:24-26)

Moses was living in the most powerful nation in the world at that time. Some scholars believe he was in line for the throne in Egypt. Yet Moses set his mind on the promise of that day, when he would receive his reward in heaven. Moses was living for the hereafter, not the here and now. The only way this will become the confession of our lives is if we choose to live with a Moses mentality . . . living today in the light of that day, regardless of the cost or circumstance.

This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!


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